Baker Institute founding director Edward P. Djerejian has been invited to join an independent task force on Turkey sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley.

The task force will seek to provide a comprehensive analysis of Turkey's domestic and foreign policy trajectories and will help to inform U.S. policy options toward Ankara. It will aim to produce a consensus report that will offer guidance to policymakers and others on the U.S.-Turkish bilateral relationship; Turkey's role within NATO; its relations in the Middle East, Europe and elsewhere; and Turkey's place in the global economy, among other important issues.